> Another thought: Maybe the gods can't actually do anything about the > crisis, but Sethra wanted to warn them about Fyres' soul, just in > case he tried to sell them shares in a mustard mine. Reference spoiler... just kidding. I thought for a minute that this last is a reference to _Bridge of Birds_ by Barry Hughart. One of the most delightful, distinct books I've ever read. Or maybe to one of the well-written but not especially memorable sequels. But it's probably just to _Alice in Wonderland_.